Claude Oge Jean was born on October 31, 1967, in Port-au-Prince to a Christian family, the late Emilio Jean and Cenilia Jean Denis. After his secondary studies in Haiti, he left the country to take courses in human rights. Back in Haiti, he worked as a human rights investigator at the Karl Leveque center which was responsible for investigating victims during the period of the 1991 coup d’etat. Claude worked in several public institutions in Haiti such as secretary of literacy in 2001, Head of security coordination at Teleco Pont-Morrin in 2003.
In 2013, on the road of Milot in the north of Haiti, he had a terrible motorcycle accident. His right arm was badly fractured. He was transferred to a military hospital in Santo Domingo where he received emergency treatment. After examining his case, doctors said his arm was infected, which required amputation to save his life. One-armed, he lived this handicap with courage. Later, other illness would complicate his situation. In June 2021, he was in the hospital for diabetes. After several days of hospitalization, he died in Haiti on June 25, 2021.
Claude loved to go to the beach and watched soccer. His favorite team was Brazil. He loved to travel. He visited countries such as France, Canada, and others. But his favorite country was Haiti where he spent most of his time. During the period of his illness, Claude was surrounded by his wife Lise Darline Menard, his two children, Quincy and Meyie Jean, his brothers, Arthur Jean, Jacques Jean, Pierrot Jean, Elie Jean, Roland Jean and Emmanuel Jean, and his sister Rolande Jean.
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